There is a great potential in trash! By using recycled materials and found objects, we encourage kids to think differently and to consider their environment impact. Not only can we see the amount of trash we create in our day-today lives, but we also learn how to put it to good use by doing something creative and positive. With unconventional materials, kids are required to get creative with their methods of construction, problem-solving every step of the way.
· Parents can support kids by helping them look for materials and brainstorm different ways they could be used. A yogurt cup, after all, can be so much more than a container for a delicious snack!
· Encourage them to look in the recycling bin, just make sure all the objects they select are clean.
· Kids can also get creative by taking apart old electronics with a screwdriver to incorporate cool pieces, whether they function or not.